My Neighbors the Yamadas uses a distinctive animation style to tell a series of vignettes about the title family. These vignettes vary from leaving the young girl behind at the mall to the father confronting a motorcycle gang for disturbing the peace. The “real” story is often interrupted by metaphorical interludes, featuring the husband and wife navigating the ship of their family through the sea of life to the father becoming a superhero to chase down the aforementioned delinquents.
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 17, 1999
Producers: Studio Ghibli, Tokuma Shoten, Walt Disney Studios, GKids
Duration: 1 hr. 44 min.
Rating: G - All Ages